Thame market c. 1950 from the museum photo archive. Copies of this and other photographs from our extensive library can be purchased on request.
 

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A brand new exhibition

A LOOK BACK AT THAME
from the late Derek Brown Collection.




Remembering The Battle of the Somme



A recent donation of embroidered postcards and two WWI medals form part of a display in the main gallery, to commemorate the battle which took place 100 years ago this year, claiming the lives of over a million men,



The embroidered cards were created during WWI by the women of France and Belgium, who sold them to the troops to send home to their loved ones.



The British War Medal and the Victory Medal were issued to all those who fought during WWI and were often nicknamed “Mutt” and “Jeff”.


The History of Thame in 50 Objects
– a fun event. Follow a time line of Thame represented by 50 objects. Every object has a unique link to Thame’s past and illustrates life in Thame from Neolithic times to present day. Find them on display throughout the Museum. Pick up a leaflet at reception and follow the trail. How Many Objects Can You Find?

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TIMES REMEMBERED

Listen to our unique selection of interviews with local residents of Thame,

To hear our rich treasure trove of oral histories Click here.

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WHAT WAS IN THE SEALED CUPBOARD? ...a glimpse of family life 100 years ago. Discover this and much more.
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NEWS



Last October, when we took our Battlefield Tour to France and Belgium, we were very lucky to be accompanied by Victoria Cook, a BBC Reporter who subsequently edited and broadcast four three minute features about Thame Remembers on BBC South News.


We were thrilled to learn that Victoria had been nominated for a Royal Television Society award in the category “ Best Feature or Strand within a News or Magazine Programme” for this coverage. It was great news to learn that her excellent work had also been recognised by her peers.

In sharing the news of her nomination Victoria wrote “Everyone here in the newsroom is really pleased that your project captured the judges’ attention. It is truly deserving of a nomination. It has also prompted many of us to watch back the series, nearly four months on (where did that time go?!). It really is great to hear all the stories again and to see the scale of the project you have taken on. I really hope I can win it for all of you. If I don’t, it certainly won’t be a reflection of the project. We had such a lot of lovely feedback about the BBC coverage. The views of the films online were well into the tens of thousands.”

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SUN 12PM - 4PM

THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED ON SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2016 AT 4PM AND WILL RE-OPEN ON TUESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2017.

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UP & COMING EVENTS

MONTHLY TALKS 2017

February - June

DATE

TITLE

SPEAKER

 

23rd Feb

The Life of Henrietta Ward

Derek Turner

16th March

William Gill, Victorian Explorer and Spy

Tony Hadland

 

April 6th

The Rational Dress Movement

Katherine Bradley

May 11th

The Pursuit of Pleasure: Victorian and Edwardian Leisure

Simon Wenham

June 22nd

 

Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War

Liz Woolley

July/August

Summer Trip tbc

Organisers:
Diana & Peter Gulland

All talks take place on a Thursday and
start at 7.30pm

Tickets can be purchased from
Thame Museum

Tues, Wed, Sat, 10am-4pm;
Sun 12 noon-4pm

Members can reserve by telephone
01844 212801

Or email publicity@thamemuseum.org


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